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Hello, this is Craig Hall with the Heavener Ledger/LCJ. Welcome to the news update/blog for today.

Today is Aug. 3rd, 2021, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year. 

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LeFlore County commissioners approved a $65,762 project to resurface Dallas Key Loop between Hodgen and Conser at Monday’s regular meeting.

Commissioners also agreed to seek sealed bids for the purchase of two tank car culverts to benefit District 2. 

The Howe Board of Trustees approved giving raises to two city employees at Monday’s meeting.

The Mayor, Phyllis Fields, and all council members were present

After a short executive session, Abigail McGrath and Dustin Watson were both approved for raises.

We posted a schedule for the Panama Scrimmage Festival, which is Thursday and Friday.

 Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy was one of six people inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Monday night as he was honored in a ceremony at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. 

The Talihina city wide yard sale is Saturday. For more information, call (918) 567-3434.

On the county calendar Vacation bible school at Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener

Poteau Evening Lions Club meet 6 p.m. CASC

The following events took place Aug. 3 through the years.

1492: Columbus sets sail from Italy.

1914: Germany and France declare war on each other.

1923: Coolidge takes oath after Harding’s death.

1948: Chambers accuses Hiss of being a spy.

1949: NBA was born.

1958: Nautilus sub travels under North Pole.

1965: TV news shows Marines burning village.

1975: Boeing jet crashes.

1977: “Spy Who Loved Me” released into theaters.

1996: “The Macarena” begins tour on top U.S. pop charts.

Today’s top stories, U.S. hits 70 percent vaccination rate.

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps.

White House calls on states to prevent evictions.

No injuries reported in fire at Bristow plant.

Big 12 warns of losing 50 percent of value after OU, Texas exit.

U.S. basketball team defeats Spain to reach semifinals.

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1 Comment

  1. Jim Patterson on August 3, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Craig, I miss the minor league baseball scores for OKC and Tulsa. Could you go back to adding those.

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